Yep, I remember well Dollar Bill day, it was a Monday and I was ready to receive the 1 cent and 2 cent pieces on that day. I seem to remember the 5 cent and 10 cent coin appeared on the Tuesday.
The real cunning exchanged two pennies for a two cent coin, then get thruppence worth of stuff for tuppence as two cents was the same as thruppence; lasted about a week before retailers caught on.
Also in that week, I had a wage rise; I went from 5 quid a week to 10 dollars a week.
Nothing like a doubling of your wages.
I well remember the flurry at the lab as word got around that we had a new measuring probe for TTL on the view cameras. I worked in the colour lab which was attached to 14 studios with around 18 or so photographers, so I'm more of a lab rat, but I certainly got to play around with some interesting equipment.
At the time of the introduction (to us) of the Gossen TTL system, I had the Gossen Profi-Six, which I bought in Germany for literally around 30% of the cost in Australia. I also picked up the fibre optic probe attachment for it, which I thought could be useful down the track; which it was and still is. The real funny bit is that for quite some time I used it to check lenses by exposing film at full and half f/stops then read the film directly off the light box with the Prof-Six and fibre optic probe.
I brought my Gossen into work with my fibre optic attachment and we endeavoured to see what the differences were with the Sinar system. On the whole, not much of a difference, but the Sinar system didn't suffer from flare if the studio lights were on and the GG was in a little bit of light. But under the dark cloth, there wasn't that much in it. Fraction of the cost, and, I mean fraction.https://www.butkus.org/chinon/flashes_m ... /img8B.gif